Video ‘How to: Paint Grot Skin’

In this short video, I’ll be showing a quick and easy method of painting up a Grot’s skin for your Ork army. With the Grots being the smallest bar snotlings, I like to get them looking pretty light and bright. This method is quick to do in batches and will have their skin looking good… More Video ‘How to: Paint Grot Skin’

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

Carrying on from my previous post on painting horses, we continue to go for a quick and easy look, a gaming standard suitable for the battlefield. Last time we covered getting the base colours and highlights on the flesh, mane and tail. This time we are going to look at the detailing that really makes… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 2 of 2)

How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 1 of 2)

I have always had an affinity with cavalry-heavy armies, having started my first Empire army at age six. Cavalry units have always been exciting , their rapid movement and generally powerful abilities make them the focal point of the army. Not only that, the horse makes them tower over their footslogging comrades, so they are also a… More How to Paint: Quick and Easy Horses (Part 1 of 2)

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chapter Symbols & White)

Hello and welcome to the continuation of my posts on how to paint Warhammer 40,000 Dark Angels. If you haven’t been keeping up, you can read the first post here. Today’s post looks at how to get a nice white colour on the Dark Angels chapter badges and other assorted iconography. Many people worry about… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Chapter Symbols & White)

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Silver & Weapons)

Hello and welcome to another Dark Angels post here on the Brush and Boltgun. This post is a continuation of the how to guide on painting Dark Angels, and you can find the first part of the post by clicking here. In this post I’m going to look at painting the silver, which you can… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Silver & Weapons)

How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Green Armour)

Hello, and welcome to the Brush and Boltgun. Today I’m going to talk you through painting the green armour for the Dark Angels chapter of Space Marines from Warhammer 40,000. This is a really simple technique to get a good green. The first thing to do is to give your models a basecoat/prime of a… More How to: Paint Dark Angels Tactical Squad (Green Armour)

Video ‘How to: Paint Corroded Plate Armour

In this video I’ll be talking through a quick and easy method of painting corroded and weathered plate armour. This miniature is one of the Putrid Blightkings from Games Workshop, and a future video will detail how to paint the full miniature. While you’re here, why not subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss… More Video ‘How to: Paint Corroded Plate Armour

Painting basics – The wet palette (and how to make a cheap one)

For  the first twenty years or so of my painting life, I didn’t know about wet palettes and how useful they were. If I needed to use a paint I’d flip the lid of the pot and dip the brush in. While I still do that for a few paints – like Citadel Blood for… More Painting basics – The wet palette (and how to make a cheap one)

How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 1 (Legion Colours)

Hello and welcome. Today I will be demonstrating how to get the coal black armour finish for Pre-Heresy and Horus Heresy era Iron Hands. For my Iron Hands, I wanted that oily, coal black machine look that Forge World achieved with their display models. It looks complex, bu it’s actually quite easy to achieve. You… More How to Paint Heresy Era Iron Hands – Part 1 (Legion Colours)

Video ‘How To: Paint Death Guard Stomach Mouths’

In this short tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating a quick and easy method of painting up the mouths that some Death Guard have on their stomachs/chests. It has been covered in another tutorial, but this is entirely focused on getting the mouth looking great. For this tutorial you’ll need the following paints: Citadel Mephiston Red Citadel… More Video ‘How To: Paint Death Guard Stomach Mouths’

Forge World Horus Heresy Silver Basecoats

Hello, Today I’m going to show you how to do the silver basecoat that Forge World use for many of their Horus Heresy Space Marine Legion colour schemes. (Forge World have given out painting guides for most of the Horus Heresy legions (If you don’t have them email and ask) and a lot of them… More Forge World Horus Heresy Silver Basecoats

How to: Paint Cypher, Lord of the Fallen

When I first planned to do a Fallen army, I wasn’t too keen on the miniature for Cypher, the Lord of the Fallen. As a mysterious character, it was pretty good, but it didn’t wow me. Thankfully, when the Triumvirate of the Primarch appeared on the shelves, it included a new Cypher miniature, and it… More How to: Paint Cypher, Lord of the Fallen

Video ‘How to: Paint Nurglings’

This week’s video is a quick and easy method of painting Nurglings to get them looking great on the tabletop. The video shows how to paint one row of Nurglings, but repeat the process on each row and they’ll look like the image above. A full list of paints is below the video here, and… More Video ‘How to: Paint Nurglings’

Video ‘How to: Paint a Relictors Captain’

Today’s video is in line with my March to War 2018 attempts, and is painting up the Captain I’m using for the small Relictors force. His chaos sword isn’t painted in the video, as the effect for that will be used in a future tutorial. If you have any thoughts please comment below, and please… More Video ‘How to: Paint a Relictors Captain’

Video: How to paint Necromunda Scenery, part 1 – Barricades, door terminals and the beast’s lair

In this weeks’ video I’ll be showing quick and easy methods to get your barricades, door terminals, and the beast’s lair painted so they look great on the tabletop. All the scenery is from the Necromunda Underhive game, but the same techniques can be used on any scenery. Barricade Paints Used: Citadel Leadbelcher Shades: Citadel… More Video: How to paint Necromunda Scenery, part 1 – Barricades, door terminals and the beast’s lair

Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 2

Part one of this post can be found here. Since we had all the shades done at the end of part one, I started on the longest part of painting Death Guard in this way, the armour. I used a mix of watered downWhite and Citadel Ushabti Bone. Next came the corrosion. As these are pretty… More Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 2

Video ‘How to: Paint Shadespire Orruks’

This week our video is about how to paint the Orruks from Shadespire. I’ve not gone with the regular yellow, instead choosing the blue of the Death Skulls, because all of my 40k orks are Death Skulls. Check it out here: Thanks for reading, and if you have any thoughts please comment below. While you’re… More Video ‘How to: Paint Shadespire Orruks’

Video ‘How to: Paint Glass Bottles’

While painting up the Bioligus Putrifier for a video, I realised that about 20% of the miniature is bottles of some description, so, I held off on painting to do this video. This week, I’ll be taking you through a quick and easy method to paint glass bottles.   Thanks for watching, and if you… More Video ‘How to: Paint Glass Bottles’

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 2

Last week I posted about painting up Mortarion’s legs (here), and this week I’m carrying on with him, but in a slightly different way. I’d planned on painting him up in stages, so legs, cloak and backpack, etc, but discovered that in order to paint him like that, I kept having to handle each side… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 2

Video ‘How to: Paint Typhus, Herald of Nurgle’

In this week’s video, we’ll be painting up the Death Guard’s one and only Typhus, Herald of Nurgle. Paints Used:- Vallejo Model Air Rust Vallejo Model Air Steel Vallejo Model Colour White Vallejo Russian Uniform WWII Vallejo Model Colour Basic Skintone Vallejo Model Colour Dark Seagreen Vallejo Model Colour London Grey Citadel Xereus Purple Citadel… More Video ‘How to: Paint Typhus, Herald of Nurgle’

Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 1 – Legs

With all the new Death Guard stuff kicking about, there was no chance I was going to miss out on Mortarion, and I pre-ordered the big lug on the first day. You may remember we did the Guilliman hobby challenge, painting up the newly returned primarch (final update here), and I thought initially that he… More Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 1 – Legs

Death Guard painting techniques, part 2

If you haven’t checked it out yet, part 1 of the Death Guard painting techniques can be found here and contains more techniques in for painting up your Death Guard miniatures. 1, Brass trim, bells, etc The brass on these miniatures is really easy to get looking good, and I’ve used this on each of my… More Death Guard painting techniques, part 2

Death Guard painting techniques, part 1

I’ve done a fair few Death Guard posts and videos, as everything is new and shiny at the moment, and there’s a lot of interest in how people are painting them, as there are a multitude of different styles and methods out there. While I give overall step by step posts, there’s never specific breakdowns… More Death Guard painting techniques, part 1

Video ‘How to: Paint Sons of the Cyclops’

In todays video, we’ll be giving a short tutorial on how to paint a sorcerer for the Sons of the Sorcerer warband, who are part of the Black Legion. This is using the Ahriman miniature from the Burning of Prospero boxed game. If you have any thoughts please comment below, and please follow us on… More Video ‘How to: Paint Sons of the Cyclops’

Video "How to: Paint gore and open wounds on Death Guard, Pox Walkers and Zombies

Following on from the post a few weeks back, this video shows the whole process start to finish on two miniatures, a pox walker from the Dark Imperium box, and a zombie (05:48) from the Mantic Games Walking Dead: All Out War box. If you have any thoughts please comment below, and please consider following… More Video "How to: Paint gore and open wounds on Death Guard, Pox Walkers and Zombies

Video "How to: Death Guard corrosion and weathering"

If you follow us on Instagram, here, or on youtube you’ll know that I’m bang into Death Guard at the moment. One of the things I wanted to do was get them al looking shabby and weathered, like caring for their armour was the last thing on their mind. I wasn’t sure how to go… More Video "How to: Death Guard corrosion and weathering"

Painting Basics: Painting Red

This tutorial goes along with the Painting Red Video which we put up not long ago, and is a basic step by step breakdown on that, but also showing the difference that different washes can make. On the video I was painting a Chaos Terminator Lord’s cloak red, and used Citadel Druchii Violet – you’ll notice… More Painting Basics: Painting Red

How to paint Space Wolves part 2: Geigor Fell-Hand painted as Bran Redmaw, Wolf Lord

If you’ve not yet read part one of this, posted some time ago, you can find it here. From where I left off, I’ve done a number of things with the miniature to get it to the point you see below: Shoulder pad: Painted around the Space Wolf logo with Citadel Averland Sunset base, then… More How to paint Space Wolves part 2: Geigor Fell-Hand painted as Bran Redmaw, Wolf Lord